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No school, period! Menstruating Ghanaian girls banned from river crossing

"These girls need to cross the river to get to their school"<p>By Varsha Saraogi<p>LONDON, Jan 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on schoolgirls in …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Former slaves are key to warning women of trafficking risks - campaigners

"They might not trust their governments or western NGOs, but they will listen to and trust women within their communities"<p>By Kieran Guilbert<p>LONDON, …

Slavery

Teen dad Noa Woolloff now travels NZ speaking to young people

The former Wellington head boy who made headlines as a teenage dad has well and truly broken his stereotype - and now spends his days trying to do …

New Zealand News

Young drinkers consuming more alcohol than ever

Fewer young people in New Zealand are drinking but the heavy drinking culture has not changed, a health watchdog says.<p>A study involving more than …

New Zealand News

No ice, no problem for Taiwan luger Lien

TAIPEI (Reuters) - When Lien Te-an sets off on his luge for practice runs there is no biting cold or sound of blades scraping the ice, only a swoosh before he disappears down a steep mountain road into the shimmering heat of eastern Taiwan's Yilan County.<p>Although his practice environment fails to …

Olympics

Taiwan isn’t China, and Taiwanese aren’t Chinese

There is a moment in “1776,” the acclaimed musical about the American founding, in which Benjamin Franklin explains to the Continental Congress why …

China

China Focus: Platforms launched to help Chinese companies recruit talent - Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- A number of service platforms and projects were launched Friday in Beijing's tech hub Zhongguancun to help Chinese …

China

Student Leader Focused after Conference

A young student leader at the Divine Word University has taken a big step in his educational career after attending the Young Leaders Summit in Kuala …

Trinidad and Tobago

Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to three months in prison on Wednesday for his role in a protest in 2014 demanding freer elections of the leader of the semiautonomous Chinese territory.<p>Mr. Wong had pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to obey a court order to …

Hong Kong

'Severe moral crisis': what I know about selective school students

At age 11, I felt like my life was over. In the words of my Chinese migrant parents, I would only be able to make a living as a prostitute or a …

Asia

Mount Isa children stopped, photographed as part of police crackdown

Children wandering the streets of Mount Isa are being stopped, photographed and driven home by police officers as part of a new operation following …

Crime

LISTEN: Why most single moms in college don’t finish

When Robyn Young was growing up, she never thought of herself as college material. She says when she graduated from high school, her classmates …

Education

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

BURIEN, Wash. — One of the more radical transformations in public education today begins with a simple greeting each morning among …

Bill de Blasio

Private and community sector initiatives in refugee employment and entrepreneurship

2017-12-20 00:00:00 | <b>Working paper</b> Jock CollinsLowy Institute for International Policy[field_teaser]Economics

Refugees

The effects of pornography on children and young people: an evidence scan

2017-12-07 00:00:00 | <b>Research report</b> Antonia Quadara, Alissar El-Murr, Joe LathamAustralian Institute of Family Studies[field_teaser]Social issues

Research

Journal of Applied Youth Studies – Centre for Applied Youth Research Inc.

<b>About the Journal of Applied Youth Studies (JAYS)</b><p>The <i>Journal of Applied Youth Studies</i> (<i>JAYS</i>) publishes research-based and/or practice-informed …

Mental health and suicide prevention service review: final report

Resource Type: ReportAuthor/Creator: • Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition<br>Upload File: Mental health and suicide prevention service review …

Mental Disorders

Teachers who feel appreciated are less likely to leave the profession

We are fast approaching the end of summer holidays and many teachers are turning their attention to preparing for the start of the school year. Many …

Happiness

Indigenous ranger programs are working in Queensland – they should be expanded

Indigenous ranger programs are a rare good news story of a government initiative that delivers outstanding social, economic, cultural and …

Wildlife

A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

Any teacher will tell you, class has never been the same since kids stated coming to school with cellphones. Ancient Roman history will pretty much never win the day when competing with Snapchat and Instagram.<p>And sneaky as kids think they are, teachers know exactly what's going on when students …

Ariana Grande

Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

DAKAR, Senegal — A video released in Nigeria on Monday by Boko Haram purports to show girls among those abducted in 2014 from a school in the town of Chibok vowing to stay with their captors and never go home.<p>About a dozen girls, some with faces covered, appear in the video, one of several released …

In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom

BRCK tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the Samburu tribe women and children in the Kenyan reserve.<p>A few hours’ drive north of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in a remote area on the Samburu Reserve, Kiltamany Primary School was bare-bones: a handful of long wooden desks and a …

Africa

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

LENKISEM, Kenya — The first time cutting season came around, Nice Leng’ete and her older sister ran away and hid all night in a tree. The second time, her sister refused to hide.<p>For Maasai families, the cutting ceremony is a celebration that transforms girls into women and marks daughters as …

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

A creator of the iPhone called the device “addictive.”<p>A Twitter founder said the “internet is broken.”<p>An early Facebook investor raised questions about the social network’s impact on children’s brains.<p>Now, two of the biggest investors on Wall Street have asked Apple to study the health effects of …

Chamath Palihapitiya

New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

When the first goal was scored during the soccer game in Saudi Arabia on Friday, a new noise joined the ruckus in the stands: the sound of women cheering.<p>In the soccer-obsessed but ultraconservative Islamic kingdom, the match between the local teams Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jidda was the first time …

Saudi Arabia

Kayan women turn their backs on tradition

For 21-year-old Ma Tha, wearing a stack of bronze neck coils is a sign of beauty and maintains the tradition of the Kayan tribe.<p>She returned to the …

Asia

Myanmar to hold children's literature festival in Yangon - Xinhua

YANGON, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will hold a children's literature festival in Yangon on Saturday, aimed at nurturing children's intelligence, …

Yangon